1128Re: [ukpbm] Zine Poll and Les Pimley Award
- Jan 10, 2003In message <av20c0+lofg@...>, "fiendishgames
>I completely agree. Most years I haven't bothered to vote just so I
>I am inclined, for instance, to prevent editors from voting for their
>own zines. Virtually every editor who voted put his own zine top but
>some said they were doing so because they expected others would do
>likewise. I therefore think it would be a good idea to prevent editors
>from having to wrestle with their conscience on this matter.
don't have to face up to that particular issue.
>Can I just point out that Armistice Day is not purely electronic -
>The only drawback I can see to this rule (apart from the fact that
>allowing editors to vote for themselves encourages them to vote -
>something not every editor did) is that one then has to determine
>whether to extend the prohibition to subzine editors. On the grounds
>that it is much harder for me to identify who is a subzine editor and
>who is not, I will probably allow subzine editors and external GMs to
>vote for the zines to which they contribute.
>The web site poll did not get a lot of votes. I obviously could have
>done more to promote it among the online community but there was also
>confusion over what constitutes a web site. The likes of The Blue Nose
>Special and Serendipity got votes in both categories, for instance. I
>think next year I shall specify that zines which are distributed
>predominantly by e-mail (e.g. Devolution, Armistice Day, A League Of
>Our Own, Serendipity and The Blue Nose Special) count as zines, even if
>they are purely electronic rather than paper-based.
indeed, I post 100+ copies!!!
Thanks for organising the poll this year. I would be inclined to close
it down if it were me - or maybe announce in advance that next year will
be the last one - and in conjunction run a 10 Best Zines of All Time
poll! (On a one vote per voter basis - a bit like the BBC 100 Greatest
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